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A good pair of walking shoes and Galle is yours!

A good pair of walking shoes and Galle is yours!

Down in the Indian Ocean, cricket turned out to be the great unifier and Archana Masih, only an intermittent fan, became its ambassador of sorts. Inside the Tea Breeze cafe in Galle, the lad at the counter changes the channel to one showing the IPL as soon as we settle in; while by the emerald waters of the Unuwatuna beach, the cafe owner speaks about Kohli as I sip a tall glass of mango lassi. In fact, India meets you often in Sri Lanka. It begins just outside the airport, as Tata Nano taxis ..., 2 months ago

FTII student on hunger strike hospitalised

The strike against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman entered its 94th day on Saturday. Photograph: Archana Masih/ One of the three Film and Television Institute of India students on indefinite hunger strike has been hospitalised after his blood sugar levels dropped. The students, protesting against appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the FTII chairman, have been on a hunger strike since Thursday. According to a statement issued by the FTII Students' Association, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago 3 FTII students begin hunger strike seeking Gajendra's exit  Rediff.com1 month ago FTII stir: Students threaten hunger strike, Chauhan meets Rathore  Rediff.com1 month ago FTII students: Government hasn't understood our problems  Rediff.com1 month ago

I Am Bihar: Mobile phone has reached her, but bijli hasn't

Unlike many of us who don't remember the number of electrical sockets in our homes; for some, a plug point can be a luxury. Archana Masih meets Dhana Devi who goes to somebody else's home to charge her mobile phone because her house is not connected by electricity. As Bihar goes to the polls, looks at the state through the lives of its people. IMAGE: Children stand on a concrete road that runs through their village. Photographs: Archana Masih/ Anil Kumar Paswan is woken up ...
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'They built 20 toilets. Not one is fit to be used now'

Ram Pujan Rai is on his khatiya under a shady thicket of bamboo trees. Four, five cows rest around him. A lota of water is under the bed. Birds chirp melodiously. It is a perfect village picture. But the story he tells is not as pretty. Archana Masih spent an afternoon in his village by the side of a wasted rice crop as looks at Bihar through the stories of its people. IMAGE: Ram Pujan Rai takes an afternoon nap on a hot October day. Photographs: Archana Masih/ Rajput ...
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I Am Bihar 'Education gives me confidence to survive in an unequal world'

Sarmesh Kumar is the first in his family, that comes from the community of rat eaters, to go to college. That is why when he passes his degree in business economics, it will not just be an academic formality but an accomplishment that should make every Indian proud. Archana Masih/ met Sarmesh and traveled to his village -- which Bill Gates visited a few years ago -- as looks at Bihar through the stories of its people. IMAGE: Sarmesh walks through Jamsaut village near ...
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'I flew every day of the war'

With a passion for fighter planes since growing up as a boy in the North West Frontier Province in pre-Partition India, Wing Commander Jagdish Chandra Sabrehwal flew nearly all the fighter aircraft in the Indian Air Force till he retired. A veteran of the 1965 War, he is frail today, but his eyes light up thinking about those good old days. A special feature to mark Air Force Day, October 8. IMAGE: Born in the North West Frontier Province, his love for flying began because his home was located ...
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Why did India give back the Haji Pir Pass to Pakistan?

'We don't know what the reasons were that we gave back the Haji Pir Pass which was strategically very important. Today the entire infiltration into Kashmir takes place from that area. If we had retained that post that we had captured, things could have been different.' 'A lesson we need to learn is if you start losing the gains of war at the negotiating table, they become a disincentive for future wars,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd), reviewing the lessons from the 1965 War. ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

The Hero of the Battle of Dograi

Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Hayde was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, the second highest honour in war-time, for winning one of the toughest battles ever fought by the Indian Army. In a brilliant and gruesome assault, what he and his men achieved that September 50 years ago, had never been seen before. Archana Masih/ salutes the maverick soldier's soldier. IMAGE: Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri greets Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Hayde in Dograi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Indian Army ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

My father, the Param Vir Chakra Hero

In spite of being wounded in battle, Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore fought for six days before meeting a hero's death on the battlefield in the 1965 war. A legend in the Indian Army, he is the highest ranking officer to be awarded the Param Vir Chakra. His daughter Zarine M Boyce, who was 16 when her father died, remembers an extraordinary soldier and a father she lost too soon. Archana Masih/ met the hero's daughter at her Pune home.   "I remember so well the night they got ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

'The strike has made us realise the power that youth has'

In a special series, looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Reema Kaur, one of the students on strike for nearly three months at the FTII. The Delhi resident feels the campus that had been a cocoon for her in the last three years has turned into a revolution ground demanding change -- and she is happy to be a part of it. IMAGE: Reema Kaur, a final year student at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, has been on strike for nearly three months, along ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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